Principal Systems Test Engineer

Requisition ID: 21004929

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.   Global Hawk/Triton Cross-Programs Production Test has an opening for a 1st Shift Principal Systems Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, CA. Responsibilities include ensuring ground and flight tests serve mission objectives and mechanisms are in place to execute the tests safely and efficiently.  Responsible for testing all customer samples.  Oversees the operational aspects of engineering tests and serves as liaison to program, engineering and production line management.  Reviews status of test requirements, manages schedules of test executions, develops/updates/releases test procedures, and prepares test summary reports.  Selects and supervises technicians during test.  Assesses anomalies, documents troubleshooting efforts, and develops resolutions in accordance with documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.  Position interfaces with air vehicle design, analysis, and manufacturing functions to develop test data requirements, collect test data, and package for analysis.  A successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge of aircraft subsystem design, production, or testing and the typical electro-mechanical components, test data requirements, and test methodologies used in the aerospace industry.  

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. in STEM field with minimum of 5 years of job-related experience 
  • OR M.S. in STEM field with minimum of 3 years of job-related experience
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance 
  • Ability to read/understand engineering blueprints/drawings
  • Ability to work overtime or alternate shift, as required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Global Hawk, Triton, or other aircraft production, operation or test experience
  • Aircraft Engine Run experience and certification 
  • Experience using TeamCenter or equivalent 
  • Experience using MES or equivalent
  • Knowledge of aircraft ground support or test equipment, certification and hands-on operation of such equipment a plus

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.